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It Ends Tonight

All-American Rejects


Chord Guide


Am:   x02210

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Dm:   xx0231


E:    022100


F:    133211

       32 1

C:    x32010


Am/E  002210

      T  132

D/F#: 2x0232

       1   3

G/B:  x20003





Strum Guide

Main Strum (use unless otherwise noted):



1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Distortion Strum:

B B D   B B D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


B = Muted Bass Note



Intro (w/main strum): / Am - - - / G - - - / F - - - / G - - - /


(one strum per chord):

Am                    F    

   Your subtleties, they strangle me

Dm                E    

     I can't explain myself at all.

Am                          F    

     And all that wants, And all that needs

Dm               E    

   All I don't want to need at all.


Pre-Chorus (resume main strum):

F (2)

   The walls start breathing, my mind's

     C (2)

unweaving, maybe it's best you leave me

    F                      Am/E    

alone.  A weight is lifted on this

Dm (2)

evening.  I give the final blow.


Chorus 1:

           C                       F    

When darkness turns to light,

                   Am              G    

It ends tonight, it ends tonight.


(w/distortion strum):

Am                  F    

     A falling star, at least I fall alone

Dm                 E    

      I can't explain what you can't explain

Am                          F    

     You're finding things that you didn't know

Dm              E    

    I look at you with such disdain




Chorus 2:

           C                       F    

When darkness turns to light,

                   Am              G    

It ends tonight, it ends tonight.

           C                       F    

Just a little insight will make this right

                     Am                G    

It's too late to fight, It ends tonight,


It ends tonight.





Now I'm on my own side

D/F#                F    

It's better than being on your side

Am      G/B                    

It's my fault when you're blind,

D/F#                 F    

It's better that I see it through your eyes

Am/E           F                    Dm

All these thoughts locked inside


Now you're the first to know


Chorus x2


End on Am


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.